Batley rout Swinton to finish third

Match Score
24. July 2016 15:00 Heyward Road, Sale
Swinton Lions Batley Bulldogs Report

24 - 62

attacking play

Batley Bulldogs turned on the style at Sale on sunday as they ran in 62 points against Swinton to finish third in the Championships.

Apart from the first five minutes, when Swinton opened the scoring through Robinson, the Bulldogs left no-one in doubt as to who was going to win this game as they turned on the style and ran in 11 tries to rout their opposition, who were incidentally only one of two teams to beat Batley at Mount Pleasant in the league.

Batley now go into the Middle8s as third placed team in the Championships along with Featherstone, who beat the Bradford Bulls to take take fourth spot – Leigh and London already being qualified.

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Match

Swinton Lions Batley Bulldogs

24 - 62

23. Match Day

24. July 2016, 15:00

Heyward Road, Sale

Report


Scorers Swinton
Tries: Robinson, Barlow, Beharrell, Atkin
Goals: Atkin (4)
Drop Goals:
Misc: Yellow Cards: Thornley (Lying on while Swinton were on a team warning), Barlow (Punching)

Scorers Batley
Tries: Leak (2), Ulugia (2), Reittie, Squires, Day, J. Brown, Ainscough (2), Brambani
Goals: Walker (9)
Drop Goals:
Misc:

Referee S. Mikalauskas
Attendance: 1147

The results and final table

Match Score
23. July 2016 18:30 The Recreation Ground
Whitehaven RLFC Sheffield Eagles

14 - 32

24. July 2016 15:00 Whitebank Stadium
Oldham Roughyeds Workington Town

30 - 32

24. July 2016 15:00 The Big Fellas Stadium
Featherstone Rovers Bradford Bulls

20 - 0

24. July 2016 15:00 Leigh Sports Village
Leigh Centurions Dewsbury Rams

58 - 0

24. July 2016 15:00 The Shay Stadium
Halifax RLFC London Broncos

22 - 41

24. July 2016 15:00 Heyward Road, Sale
Swinton Lions Batley Bulldogs Report

24 - 62

Pos   Team Pld W T L GoalsDiff Pts Last 5
1 Leigh Centurions 23 21 1 1 881:410+471 43  
2 London Broncos 23 17 0 6 702:444+258 34  
3 Batley Bulldogs 23 15 1 7 589:485+104 31  
4 Featherstone Rovers 23 15 0 8 595:384+211 30  
5 Bradford Bulls 23 13 2 8 717:446+271 28  
6 Halifax RLFC 23 13 1 9 615:484+131 27  
7 Sheffield Eagles 23 8 0 15 583:617-34 16  
8 Dewsbury Rams 23 8 0 15 486:603-117 16  
9 Swinton Lions 23 7 1 15 449:813-364 15  
10 Oldham Roughyeds 23 7 0 16 401:678-277 14  
11 Workington Town 23 5 1 17 455:756-301 11  
12 Whitehaven RLFC 23 5 1 17 367:720-353 11  

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